Tours of the Towers
In the late 1800s, Narragansett was a major summer resort town, with no less than 19 major luxury hotels making it a favored “Gay Nineties” vacation destination. The great Narragansett Pier Casino was the centerpiece of this social activity, until it burned in 1900.
The Towers (originally the overpass which brought casino visitors over the road to the beach) is the only remnant of that casino, and survived thanks to its massive granite walls. But while the era is gone, the memories remain, and you can get your fill for free (donations suggested). Take an informal tour of The Towers with aspiring history buff Chris on Sunday, September 16 from 10am-1pm. Read the history display, take in the ballroom and, weather permitting, enjoy the sweeping views from the deck.